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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Alright so we just redid my betta’s 5gal tank an hour ago, got more things for him to hide in and more live plants. Now it seems like he’s swimming up and down and across this one side of the tank and keeps going to this corner by the filter and just staring. I’m worried about him, is his tank...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    First time poster. Hope to post more. So I got a betta a few weeks ago. She seems to be stressed a lot - oddly when I am around. She lives in a 10 gallon tank that went through the nitrogen cycle before adding her. The water temp. is good. The ammonia, pH, nitrate, etc. levels are also good -...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    How many gallons is your tank? 2.5, but he's been in a 1 gallon bowl for about the past month Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78°-82°F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What...
  4. Breeding Betta Fish
    So I wasn't sure where exactly to put this thread, But I'd imagine that breeders are the best people to ask about fry behavior. Things are going pretty well with my female half-moon. She's about two months old and couldn't be sexed at all when I got her. (I still can't be 100% sure about...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys... I am a new fish owner with a beloved Cambodian VT betta. I made the mistake of jumping right into this hobby without enough research done, and the lady that helped me said that a one gallon was enough for him. Lesson learned, it's not! Now to my emergency... My boy has been acting...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I brought home an EE delta male a couple days ago. Normally, my boys settle in rather quickly and are at least exploring by day two. This guy has the same water parameters and conditions as my other guy, but lays motionless clamped and breathing heavily. If he swims it's darting quickly...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have well water that has iron in it, it hasn't ever been a problem for my fish and I have Prime conditioner. But today I noticed the yellowing of water in my 2gs and 5g a day or so after water changes. The spring melt has begun and the ground was highly saturated in the fall. Our water table...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a 5 gal cycled and planted tank with an under gravel filter bubbling through a mesh baffle. Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH are all okay, but a day and a half ago I put in a small filter on its lowest flow rate to try and clean up the bottom of the tank a little more. Now my betta...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    How can you tell if a fish is stressed? Poseidon is healthy right now, but I want to be able to tell when he's not. What are the signs?
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So it's been less than a week. Almost a week. Since I placed my two boys in together in a divided 10g filled with about 8g of water. I have not done any water changes yet since I planned to do one weekly 50% and one weekly 100%. And it's only been... four, five days? I didn't really get around...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just got a nanofilter for my 2.5 gal tanks. I have never had filters for them before nor have I ever had filters so I was really new to setting them up, but I think I did it I followed a video online that helped a bit. I turned my filters on the lowest possible setting but my fish still seem...
  12. Betta Chat
    I just bought a beautiful blue bodied black headed betta and I think he might be shy? I already have him on a schedule : lights on at 9am feed at 3pm lights off at 9pm... he has stress stripes along his body and I just don't know what to do/: I don't want my baby to be stressed/: is there...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    My beautiful blue male is driving me a little bit crazy. He won't stop chewing on his tail! Every time it starts to grow back, he it right off again. He is very active and seems happy. He is fed adequately, but not overfed. He has plenty of plants to hide and play in, and his water is 78...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We have two Betta fish, one is an elephant year and we haven't had him for very long, the other is a half moon delta I do believe, and we have had him for probably 6 months. Our half moon is name Mahak and he has a bout of fin rot which has caused his once long tail to shorten considerably. In...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I've had a betta in high school and had one of those silly desk bowls (I know, terrible). I recently got a betta and a 5 gallon tank to keep him in with his little heater set at 80. I'm worried because he is constantly and rapidly swimming all over the place, I'm worried that he's stressed...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    Brand-new betta, I took him home with me two nights ago. Doesn't even have a name yet! He explored the tank thoroughly the first day I got him - he even flared twice! He's feisty. Today he wouldn't eat, even in the 30 minutes he was in there with multiple pellets and a blood worm. I put him...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    This weekend my betta jumped out of his tank and was declared dead by my parents while I was away at a sleepover. So of course I went out and bought a new betta, who is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, but has a very different personality from my last betta. This betta seems to be afraid of me.. at least...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? Old one is 3.5 l, and new one is 8 l What temperature is your tank? Old arround 76 F, new 78 F Does your tank have a filter? Old no, new yes (sponge filter) Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Old no, new yes Is your tank heated? Old no...
  19. Betta Pictures
    Hi All, We recently discovered that our betta has a strong aversion to camera lenses. When I hold up my point and shoot camera with the lens out, he starts swimming around rapidly and tries to jump out of the bowl. He also loses his color from being so stressed out and turns grayish. We can...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm new to this website and I was hoping if some of you betta geniuses could help me out with mine :-). His name is Koa and he's a beautiful Elephant Ear. He's red and white and SUPER PRETTY. But, I have put a filter in his tank (one of those 1 gallon deals) and left to go home for a...
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